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OMA

ECP Lab City . Paris

OMA . ECP Lab City . Paris (1)

OMA

In an era of privatization, cities are facing a major challenge: investment in the public domain depends increasingly on the private sector. As a result of this reframing of the collective agreement, the role of architecture often reduced the visual impact of its shape and surface rather than its potential contribution to a new educational, social and civic dimension. The competition launched by the Ecole Centrale Paris for the design of a new engineering school has become the perfect opportunity to explore ways to answer this demanding challenge. Continue reading OMA

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Studio Cadena

ChiDesign CADE competition . Chicago

Studio Cadena . ChiDesign CADE competition . Chicago  (1)

Studio Cadena . + Chicago Architecture Foundation

The DESIGN COMMONS is a new platform for learning and cultural exchange that prioritizes interaction over compartmentalization. CADE’s four components are continuously linked through a series of vertical opening and generous stairs that encourage an awareness of place to foster a sense of belonging and shared identity. These vertical links incite social friction and allow for stacked programs to gradually bleed into one another. Continue reading Studio Cadena